It's not uncommon for people who have sustained a head injury or concussion in a car accident to immediately tell those around them something along the lines of "I'm not injured" or "Whew, I'm okay!" Yet hours or days later, they feel the effects of a sudden jolt shaking the brain that they were previously oblivious to. One of the possible explanations for this phenomenon is the adrenaline released during the extremely intense stress experienced during a car accident. But regardless of the debate over why this happens, the fact that it does happen makes it prudent for people to seek medical attention after an accident when any one or more of the following indicators of concussion exist -- even if people do not feel that they have a concussion:
- Sensitivity to noise and light
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep problems
- Slurred speech
- Personality changes
Concussions are not something to be taken lightly. And, people are surprisingly bad at self-diagnosing a concussion. Those with questions about how the law can help people suffering with the ramification of concussions can call the Law Office of George Martin at (661) 665-6070 to schedule a free initial personal injury case consultation.